Several studies point out that women tend to absorb and store more information than men do—and then we use that knowledge to what may seem like an almost intuitive level of intelligence. In simple words, women are known to pay great attention to detail. So it is only obvious that many mothers realise the needs of their children and are also able to find an efficient solution to nurture them better.
When a child comes into the picture, we child-proof our homes, don’t we? We make sure there are no sharp edges and corners, that all switches are covered and so on. But what about things like the crayons, toys, diapers and floor cleaners that can very well be toxic for the child? You can trust a mother with an entrepreneurial mind (or is it the other way around?) to come up with products that ensure the safety of not just their children, but yours as well.
Here are five such brands on our radar!
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Parents and teachers encourage children to let their creativity flow as they experiment with crayons. They may not whip up a gallery-worthy piece of art, but it is a healthy way for kids to express themselves as they develop their artistic sides. However, many parents worry that their children may end up—as kids are known to do—putting crayons in their mouths. This is why Karen Saldanha and Neha Bajaj, two mothers started Dabble, which makes non-toxic paints, crayons and art kits for children. So now you only have your walls to worry about!
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Floor cleaners are full of chemicals and are supposed to be kept away from children. But with babies often crawling on the floor, it can be harmful to them. So when Smitha Kamath’s daughter got severe rashes due to their floor cleaners, she decided India needed an organic, non-toxic one. This is why she started Praanapoorna and one of their sustainable products is the bio-enzyme cleaner.
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Babies have extremely delicate skin and almost anything can irritate it, causing major discomfort to them. When Rupam Singh’s daughter got eczema at the age of six months, it meant she faced major limitations in terms of playing with other babies, getting socialised, etc. This is when Singh turned to home remedies and started using homemade oils and creams, which ended up improving her baby’s skin condition. And that is how Prakrta was born, with the goodness of all-natural products for baby’s skin and hair.
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4) Slurrp Farm
Shauravi Malik and Meghana Narayan are two of many mothers who face a lack of food options for their children. They wanted their kids to enjoy delicious foods while keeping them preservative-free and healthy. And that’s how the duo started Slurrp Farm, a company that makes tasty snacks and nutritious snacks including cookies, dosa batter and pancake mixes made from millet.
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Diapers are expensive and generate a lot of waste while also often being an irritant to babies’ soft skin. Pallavi Utagi thus started researching the same and started her brand called Superbottoms in 2013. Made out of 100 per cent organic cotton, the diapers are not just a delight for your toddler, but also for our environment and our pockets. These are washable and reusable, thus limiting the waste generated otherwise.
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